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Persistent bad breath after brushng with tthpaste. Dentist advised I use salt, it has helped a lot. I read baking soda helps as well besides diet & h2o?

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Dr. Theresa Frank
Dentistry
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In brief: Dental/Respiratory

Bad breath can come from gum problems or decayed teeth.
Also, brush the tongue well as it can harbor sulfur (rotten egg smell) producing bacteria. Also, mouth odors can be associated with sinus infections and gastric reflux. See your dentist and/or internist or ENT (ear, nose & throat) md.

In brief: Dental/Respiratory

Bad breath can come from gum problems or decayed teeth.
Also, brush the tongue well as it can harbor sulfur (rotten egg smell) producing bacteria. Also, mouth odors can be associated with sinus infections and gastric reflux. See your dentist and/or internist or ENT (ear, nose & throat) md.
Dr. Theresa Frank
Dr. Theresa Frank
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Dr. Dinh Bui
Dentistry

In brief: Inflammation

If brushing with salt instead toothpaste helps you with bad breath, then the problem is probably inflammation of your gums causing bleeding.
You may have areas of food impaction such as open interproximal contacts, plunging cusp, uneven occlusal plane, etc. More severe case would be periodontal or endodontal abscess (your dentist would have diagnosed this problems).

In brief: Inflammation

If brushing with salt instead toothpaste helps you with bad breath, then the problem is probably inflammation of your gums causing bleeding.
You may have areas of food impaction such as open interproximal contacts, plunging cusp, uneven occlusal plane, etc. More severe case would be periodontal or endodontal abscess (your dentist would have diagnosed this problems).
Dr. Dinh Bui
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Sometimes

The cause needs to be found.
A dentist can look for cavities and gum disease. Your physician could evaluate your throat and stomach conditions. Find the cause, then you can know what to do.

In brief: Sometimes

The cause needs to be found.
A dentist can look for cavities and gum disease. Your physician could evaluate your throat and stomach conditions. Find the cause, then you can know what to do.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
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